Word of the Day – Pleach

By September 7, 2017Word of the Day

Pleach (verb)

plee-ch

Entwine or interlace (tree branches) to form a hedge or provide cover for an outdoor walkway.

Late Middle English: from an Old French variant of plaissier (see plash).

Example sentences

“He created the pleach walkway to the house over many years.”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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